Devotion for Sunday, May 7, 2023

“Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea” (Revelation 7:2)

From whence comes power?  All power belongs to God.  All power!  Do not be deceived in this age.  Too many think they have power, struggle for power, or want power.  It belongs to God.  Come then and live in peace, humbly knowing that the One who holds all power will gather together those who have turned to Him in faith.  Those who learn to become His children in the power He gives them through Christ will look to the rising sun in anticipation.

The devil can do nothing without permission.  No one can.  Why do you believe the lies of those who say they have power?  Why do you not believe the One who has all power?  The Lord who knows you will guard you until the day when you meet Him face to face.  Come into His presence and live according to His plan for your life.  Live and do not rebel.  Live the good life and praise the One who is worthy of all praise.

Lord Jesus, You have given this revelation to encourage those who believe to live toward the day when this age shall pass away and we shall be ushered into eternity.  It will come at death, but that great and terrible day is coming when this age shall forever pass away.  Let me not be concerned with when, for You warned us not to try and figure it out, but to live for You and your neighbors.  Help me to simply keep my eyes upon You always.  Amen.